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delboyboobyboy

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test pond in the garden
« on: February 21, 2010, 06:58:08 pm »

over the last few weeks ive been seriously thinking of building a pond at least 4mtrs x5mtres 0,75 mtr deep in the back garden any one else done anything simular
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wbeedie

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Re: test pond in the garden
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2010, 08:06:35 pm »

http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=81415
This guy took it a bit further than a test pond he built a harbour in his garden
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Re: test pond in the garden
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2010, 08:42:42 pm »

As a test tank I'm going to buy one of these:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350302802681&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

I'm fed up of going up and down stairs with big models in my arms!!
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Re: test pond in the garden
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2010, 08:48:19 am »

If it's just a test tank, make a box out of melamine shelving from B&Q, sealed with bath sealant. Should last for ever if you empty it after use.

Beter than the bath because you can fill it brim full and see exactly where you water line is etc.

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=3210.0
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Re: test pond in the garden
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2010, 09:29:25 am »

When you read the thread in the last link   - there's a mention of difficulty in marking the waterline when the vessel is too low (e.g. pool on ground level) alternative marking method is when you've got it where you want it, sprinkle a little talcum powder (my test tank's in the bathroom...) on the water round your hull and leave for two minutes, then lift straight out - waterline is visible...
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Re: test pond in the garden
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2010, 11:15:29 am »

This is only one point of view but I don't think you should be marking out the waterline from your hull on the water.  You should be marking out your waterline from the plan then ballasting the model to suit.

Marking it out from where it may happen to float could lead to an unstable model for many reasons.
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Re: test pond in the garden
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2010, 01:23:19 pm »

I tend to use it to ballast the model to the water line, rather than marking the water line.
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Patrick Henry

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Re: test pond in the garden
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2010, 02:40:01 pm »

Why not buy(beg, borrow or otherwise acquire)a large fish tank? Something like a 6'x2'x2' should be plenty big enough...then you see in and around the tank.


Simples...!

Rich
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Big Ada

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Re: test pond in the garden
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2010, 04:23:56 pm »

12ft x 18ft x 3ft deep.

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Patrick Henry

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Re: test pond in the garden
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2010, 04:44:40 pm »

I had one similar to that in which Bernie Wood and I tested his own designed torpedoes.

One of 'er indoors goldfish was fatally wounded by a direct hit amidships. She was not amused, to say the least... <*< <*< >>:-(


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Re: test pond in the garden
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2010, 06:19:53 pm »

One of 'er indoors goldfish was fatally wounded by a direct hit amidships.
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What can I say. I am still laughing.
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Re: test pond in the garden
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2010, 06:25:16 pm »

 I have my own personal indoor test pool.Well it's the bath actually which is ideal for me cos if the boat sinks :-))I haven't gat far to swim out to it.I can't swim anyway  so I feel quite safe.
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